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Secret in the Stitches – Patchwork Mysteries – Book 8


Sarah’s friend, Ella Buttonwood, has made an extraordinary discovery! She found a secret quilt in her basement that could prove that her house was part of the Underground Railroad! As the city begins raising funds to recognize Ella’s home as a historic site, Sarah starts to have her doubts about the legitimacy of the quilt. When Ella and the museum funds mysteriously disappear, it’s up to Sarah to uncover what is truly at play in this puzzling series of events. Was Ella the victim of criminal foul play, or is she hiding something from Sarah and the townspeople of Maple Hill?


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Secrets in Stitches is the 8th book in the Patchwork Mysteries fiction series.

Just before Sarah leaves town to visit her daughter, Jenna, Sarah’s friend Ella Buttonwood comes to her with an exciting discovery: She’s just found an old quilt behind a false wall in her basement, and the patterns and fabrics prove what her family has claimed for generations- that her house was a stop on the Underground Railroad!

Rid runaway slaves seek refuge in Maple Hill? Could their little town have been instrumental in the flight to freedom? By the time Sarah gets back to Maple Hill, everyone in town is excited about the idea, and the city has started raising money to turn Ella’s historic house into an Underground Railroad Museum. Sarah has her doubts about the quilt though. Could it really be as old as it looks? And when Ella disappears, along with the museum funds, Sarah must unravel the history of the quilt to learn what happened and to find the money! Can she discover the secret hidden in the stitches?

About the Author

Jo Ann Brown has been creating characters and stories for as long as she can remember. She writes romance, mystery, and paranormal under a variety of pen names.  Her books have been translated into nearly a dozen languages and are sold on every continent except Antarctica. A sought-after speaker, she has been teaching creative writing for over 20 years, and she established several popular fiction courses at Brown University.She has always lived on the east coast, but now resides in Nevada with her husband and two chubby cats.

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